The Stormers are likely to be without injured wings Tonderai Chavhanga and Nick Koster when they set off on their Australasian tour next week.
Rugby 365 reports that both Chavhanga and Koster were injured within moments from each other during the Stormers’ 56-18 hammering of the Lions at Newlands on Saturday.
Koster was stretchered with a serious knee injury and Chavhanga, Koster’s replacement, left the field with a hamstring injury.
The pair will undergo scans on Sunday or Monday and the results will be made known then.
Coach Rassie Erasmus admitted the two might not make the trip.
At least Springbok Conrad Jantjes will return to the squad in time for the Australasian leg of their campaign – when they will face the Crusaders, Waratahs, Brumbies, Hurricanes and Highlanders.
Erasmus said the team’s setbacks in the past few weeks helped to galvanise the side’s resources after conceding two early tries to the Lions at Newlands on Saturday – before acing away in the second half.
The Stormers trailed 3-12 after 21 minutes.
“I was as shocked as any one else when the Lions scored those two tries,” said Erasmus.
“Then we also lost [Nick] Koster and I must say that we had experienced some hectic times in the past few weeks, and I feel that it stood us in good stead today.
“It was a major setback when we lost Koster.
“The team has learnt to cope with setbacks and these players really believed in themselves.”
Jean de Villiers, the Stormers’ captain, acknowledged that he missed a tackle which allowed the Lions in for their first try. However, he said that his side had managed to capitalise on the Lions’ mistakes.Tweet